Unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2016, the new waterproof smartphone with integrated camera, The Cat S60, is now available in South Africa. The Cat S60’s thermal camera detects heat loss around windows and doors, spots moisture leaks and missing insulation, identifies over-heating electrical appliances and circuitry, and sees in complete darkness.
Having a thermal camera integrated into the rugged mobile device provides endless time saving efficiencies from on-the-job report generation to email integration. Only having to carry one device around that has all the capabilities of a high end smartphone, plus can detect and measure surface temperatures, will enable a huge range of use cases for building professionals, utility workers, emergency first responders and gadget lovers, to name but a few.
The Cat S60 is also the most waterproof smartphone available, capable of withstanding depths of up to five meters for one hour. The physical buttons can be used underwater to access the camera and video camera, pushing the boundaries of mobile technology, and how and where it’s used.
“Since we unveiled the product in February, our team has been in the field, gathering feedback and generating multiple test cases amongst our varied target audiences. From plumbers to horse trainers, architects to site managers, firemen to park rangers, we have been putting the S60 through its paces and the feedback has been overwhelming,” said Peter Stephens, CEO Bullitt Group, global mobile device licensee for Caterpillar.
“We have also engaged the developer community, sponsoring a Hackathon to bring thermal imaging capabilities to a whole host of relevant apps – and we will launch the Cat S60 thermal camera SDK in the coming days, initially through an early developer program, for which there has been substantial demand.”
The Cat S60 will be available at a recommended retail price of R12,999, or on contract with selected network operators.